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George Psalmanazar

George Psalmanazar was a Frenchman who claimed to be the first native of Formosa to visit Europe. For some years he convinced many in Britain, but he was later revealed to be an impostor and proved fake. He subsequently became a theological essayist, and a friend and acquaintance of Samuel Johnson and other noted figures in 18th-century literary London... Read More

Bornc. 1679 – 1684
South France
Died3 May 1763
OccupationMemoirist, imposter
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